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CurriculumsIB and British
Languages of instructionEnglish and Chinese
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Chinese
Native English and Chinese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Chinese)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 元239,100
to: 元348,600
This school has more than one campus in Shanghai:
Gubei Campus: Ages 11 to 18

Address: 18 West Rong Hua Road (near South Shui Cheng Road), Gubei New Area, Puxi, Shanghai 201103, P.R.C.

Hongqiao Campus: Ages 2 to 11

Address: 11 Shui Cheng Road (near Hongqiao Road), Puxi, Shanghai 200336, P.R.C.

Regency Park Campus: Ages 2 to 10

Address: 1817 Hua Mu Road (near Fang Dian Road), Pudong, Shanghai 201204, P.R.C.

Century Park Campus: Ages 10 to 18

Address: 1433 Dong Xiu Road (near Jin He Road), Pudong, Shanghai 200127, P.R.C.

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Number of students

Over 2400 students.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 50 nationalities are represented at our school.

Ratio of local students to international students

All of our students are international students.

Native English and Chinese speaking teachers

Our teachers are fully qualified and come from over 20 different countries. In most cases, our International teachers are from countries/regions such as England, the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Scotland. We also have teachers from our host country of mainland China as part of our unique Co-Teaching programme.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Chinese

We endeavour to accept students ranging from those with lower English ability to those who are native English speakers. We have an English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme in place to support students who are not native English speakers. The curriculum for Years 10 - 13 demand an especially high level of English; interested applicants to these programmes should consult the Admissions Office regarding entrance requirements.

Additional language classes offered by the school

YCIS Shanghai offers a bilingual environment of English and Chinese. We also offer Spanish and Korean classes in Secondary.

Max. number of students per class

• Kindergarten 2: 16 (with two Co-Teachers and a Nanny (helper))
• Kindergarten 3: 22 ( with two Co-Teachers and a Nanny (helper))
• Kindergarten 4: 25 (with two Co-Teachers and a Nanny (helper))
• Year 1-6: 25 (with two Co-Teachers)
• Year 7-11: 25 (with one Teacher)
• Year 12-13: 20 (with one Teacher)

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

All kindergarten classrooms have a Nanny (helper) to assist the two Co-Teachers in each classroom.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yew Chung was founded based on Christian values more than 86 years ago in Hong Kong, and today the focus of our school is still on helping students develop and appreciate positive character values and traits. For Primary students, there is a bible-studies-based lunchtime activity in which they may register and participate, but this is just one of the many activities in which they can become involved.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We warmly welcome students of all beliefs and non-religious students.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Results in these examinations

YCIS Shanghai students are known for their excellence in academics, including examination results and overall scholastic achievement. A rigorous academic programme, paired with a holistic approach to education is the reason why YCIS Shanghai graduates continue to be accepted at top-ranked universities around the world. The average combined IB score of the YCIS Shanghai Class of 2018 was 35, more than five full points higher than the worldwide average of 29.78.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

The school ensures that homework is an integral part of the curriculum and is planned and prepared alongside all other learning programmes. Teachers will give homework according to the age, ability, and circumstances of the students, taking into account individual learning needs. There is no official homework assigned for the Kindergarten students.

Approximate hours of homework given

In the Primary Section, all students are expected to read every night, in addition to Chinese assignments and other subject work, as assigned. Depending on the child, year group, and nature of the homework, times vary between 20 and 90 minutes per night. For the Secondary Section, homework time varies between 90 and 150 minutes per night in Years 7 - 9, and between 180 and 210 minutes per night in Years 10 - 13.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

In addition to a review of previous school records, admissions assessments may also include a one-on-one meeting or interview, a written placement test, an external assessment (for children with significant learning needs), and/or an online English language evaluation.

Waiting list

The waiting list depends on the year level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no application deadline as our school operates a rolling admissions system. However, due to limited spaces, we encourage early applications.

Students can join after academic year begins

As a service to the mobile global community, we attempt to accept students throughout the entire current academic year. Some restrictions may apply with respect to certain programmes offered (i.e. the IB programme), or limited seating for certain year levels.

School start time

Ronghua Campus: 8:00am
Hongqiao Campus: 8:00am
Gubei Campus: 7:55am
Regency Park Campus: 8:00am
Century Park Campus: 8:10am

School finish time

Ronghua Campus: 3:00pm
Hongqiao Campus: 3:10pm
Gubei Campus: 3:30pm
Regency Park Campus: 3:15pm
Century Park Campus: 3:30pm

School bus service available

Yes, we have a great number of bus routes available for all campuses. The school bus is optional, as some families prefer to make alternate arrangements for transportation. Normally the pick-up/drop-off point is at the main gate or clubhouse of each housing compound.

School provided lunches

Yes, while students are able to bring lunch from home, optional hot lunches are available for purchase through the school’s catering company and are included in school fees for K2 full-day students.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required

Yes, for students in K3 and above. Each year, a full uniform set is provided free of charge and includes a summer and winter dress set and sport set. Students supply their own footwear: one pair of black, leather lace-up or velcro shoes and one pair of black or white (or combination black and white) sports shoes.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

At YCIS Shanghai, we offer a wide range of activities for students from Year 1 to Year 13 through our multifaceted Co-Curricular Activities Programme (CCAs). The majority of the activities are offered after school, but for Secondary students, there are also CCAs available during the lunch break. Co-curricular activities are offered in several sessions per year, and some of our recent CCAs have included:
 Choirs, orchestras, and bands
 Drama productions and musicals
 Chinese cultural crafts, Chinese dance, and traditional Chinese instruments
 Painting and art activities
 Cooking classes
 Science, technology, and robotics lessons
 Chess club
 Debate club
 Environment club
 Model United Nations club
 World Scholars Cup
 Knitting and cross-stitching groups
 Photography and art classes
 Community service and charity activities
 A wide range of sports activities starting in Primary, including our swim teams, soccer, basketball, touch rugby, kungfu, ballet, skateboarding, volleyball, and tennis.

Sports facilities at the school

Each YCIS Shanghai campus features an indoor gymnasium, a football pitch or playing field, and most campuses have a dance studio, basketball courts, and/or tennis facilities. In Puxi, the school has a dedicated swimming pool and fitness gym.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) is one of the leading international schools in China. Our unique education nurtures the talents of international children aged 2-18. Through Kindergarten, Primary, and Secondary schools, our curriculum helps our students develop strong skills in English and Chinese and become globally-minded for a competitive future. YCIS students consistently achieve ‘Top in the World’ academic results and outstanding extra-curricular successes. Our school is a vibrant community of students, faculty, and families coming together in a warm and collaborative way.

Teaching approach of the school

The YCIS international curriculum is based upon the framework of the National Curriculum for England, further internationalised with components of the best educational systems around the world. In Secondary, study for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) prepares students to undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

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